How to make proper Banana Bread!

Still warm from the oven and spread thick with butter or lightly toasted with cinnamon ice cream and blossom honey, banana bread is always delicious and even a teeny bit nutritious.

So what’s the secret to a great banana bread? It’s all about the bananas! It’s not about the size or the shape or even the quality – the most important thing is how ripe they are.

When they’re beautiful and yellow, they’re not ripe enough. When they’re getting a few spots of brown, they’re still not ripe enough. You know when your bananas are so ripe that they’re basically black and almost ready to burst from their peel. They’re perfect! Yes, we know – it seems kind of odd but bananas get sweeter as they ripen and when the peel has almost turned completely black they’re just right for a perfectly delicious banana bread.

So grab those perfectly ripe bananas from your fruit bowl and try one of our favourite recipes this Banana Bread Day…

You’ll need:

4 very ripe mashed bananas (about 2 cups)
125g softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups plain flour (sifted)
1 tbsp golden syrup
Pinch of salt

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 180˚C
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add the egg, vanilla and golden syrup
Mix until only just incorporated
Mix in half of the banana
Add half the dry ingredients and mix again
Repeat steps 5 and 6
Grease and line a loaf tin
Pour in the mixture and bake for 45 mins to 1 hour (until a skewer comes out clean)
Happy Banana Bread Day from KuPP!